The BSc in Sustainable and Green Finance (SGFN) program is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. It is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills essential to filling the global talent gap for top-level green and sustainable finance experts and to help develop Hong Kong into a leading green finance center.
SGFN is an emerging discipline that aims to increase the level of financial flow from the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors to sustainability development priorities at the national and global levels.
With clear milestones and targets, the collective effort of nations to address climate change creates tremendous opportunities related to new energy technologies, the development of financial markets (e.g. carbon pricing and trading to facilitate the replacement of fossil energy), the digitization of transportation infrastructure to reduce energy consumption, the market for green and sustainability-linked bonds, and other means of funding sustainability projects.
Therefore, there will continue to be a strong demand for professionals knowledgeable in finance, sustainability, climate change, and related technological solutions to lead and integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies into finance and investments.
Jointly offered by the Business School and the Division of Environment and Sustainability, the interdisciplinary nature of the BSc SGFN program will provide students with a broad-based learning experience that spans business as well as environment, science, and technology. It will also equip students with a global outlook on the development of SGFN. Some of the required courses are listed below:
Business and Finance:
Green Finance Case Analyses
Environment and Sustainability:
Introduction to Sustainability
Circular Economy and Life Cycle Assessment
Green Business Strategy